Rushdie's Mumbai

Thottam, Jyoti
June 2009
Time International (South Pacific Edition);6/29/2009, Vol. 173 Issue 25/26, p76
This article discusses the fatwa against the author Salman Rushdie for his book "The Satanic Verses." The controversy over the book is framed in light of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeni's support for the fatwa, and the multicultural ideas about society in Mumbai, India that Rushdie sought to express. Protests against the book in India, which resulted in the death of Muslim protesters, raised questions about the Indian national identity.


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